Emma’s Contact Details
“The human heart yearns for contact… Each of us secretly and desperately yearns to be ‘met’ – to be recognised in our uniqueness, our fullness and our vulnerability.”
(Hycner and Jacobs, 1995)
We can all get stuck and we all face different struggles in our lives. I believe when we make the time and space to unpack these difficulties we can learn how to understand them and manage them more effectively, to be able to engage in our lives and relationships more wholeheartedly.
Counselling with Emma Pearson
I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy both on a short-term and longer-term basis.
I work within the humanistic integrative philosophy, which means I see everyone as having a tendency towards wholeness, growth and healing given the opportunity.
I see my role as providing my clients with that opportunity by offering a real, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship.
Together we can explore whatever feels relevant, in the now and in the past, to help you to understand yourself better; to achieve more balance in your life; to feel more fulfilled in your work and/or relationships or to find a place of greater peace and acceptance.
Areas I work with
- Anger Management & Conflict
- Anxiety and Panic
- Belonging and identity
- Bereavement and Grief
- Relationship issues
- Self harm
- Sexual and/or Physical Abuse in Childhood
- Sexuality and Sexual issues
- Work-related issues
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I am a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor, with a Postgraduate Diploma from the Metanoia Institute in West London. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (www.bacp.co.uk) and I abide by their Ethical Framework.
I trained for three years at the Metanoia Institute, Ealing, West London. I combine Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred therapeutic approaches in my practice. I was inspired to become a counsellor by my own empowering experience of being a client over several years.
I have a degree (BA Hons) from Manchester University. My first career was as a UK national news journalist. I then went to live and work abroad in several countries before settling in Kent with my family.
As well as working in private practice, I work for a community-based counselling service in West London.
Our first session is an opportunity for us to meet and consider if we are a good ‘fit’ for each other. If you would like to book an exploratory first session please email me. We can then arrange a time to talk on the telephone to discuss a way forward.
My fee is £50 per session (50 minutes) for individual adults.